Hey there! I don’t have time this month for much critiquing as far as queries or manuscripts go, but I’d love to help out with your Twitter pitch for #PitMad hosted by Brenda Drake on September 9, 2014! Assuming your manuscript is ready to query agents, #PitMad is an awesome and super fun opportunity to get the attention of an agent.
There are a lot of posts out there on Twitter pitching, so check the hashtag but definitely check out these posts:
For the #PitMad 411 via your host, the incomparable Brenda Drake
Ultimate Writers’ Guide To Twitter Pitch Contests via literary agent Carly Watters
So go ahead & post your pitch in the comments section, for free help from your peers. Be sure to help out others who are looking for feedback and critique on theirs as well. Also: help can be quite subjective–not all crits are truth and musts, so do what feels right. But be open to critique. New eyes on your work can be a gift.
It should be basic “do unto others” logic but I’ll just write it: If you’re getting help on yours, go ahead and help others too. Don’t be the jerk that gets a bunch of help and never looks at anyone else’s pitch!
So go for it. Post your pitch or what you’re trying to work with and I (and everyone else who wants to swing by and help) will do our best to get you a pitch that will get requests!
Remember: You only have 140 characters. Make sure you include category & genre. YOU MUST include the hashtag #PitMad or no one will see your pitch, but you and your followers. Compose your tweet, then copy and paste it over here. Just make sure you don’t accidentally send your working pitches as actual tweets. #PitMad is September 9, 2014. 8PM until 8PM. EST.
Post your pitch in the comments and use reply from that particular comment/pitch to respond to or tweak your own pitch.